own Transmission Lines?
Do you know what your line ratings are?
Do you really
know? Do you know
how to increase them?
Do you know your old records are correct?
know the best methodology for plan compliance?
Press Release: October 7 2010
Facility Ratings Methodology Alert to Industry
“...There are more than 450,000 miles of transmission lines
greater than 100 kV in North America, many decades old. It is
understandable that there could be discrepancies between design and
actual field conditions. Many of these transmission lines are in
hard-to-access places. Fortunately, new technologies, such as Light
Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) and Power Line Systems-Computer Aided
Design and Drafting (PLS-CADD)
allow entities to more easily assess their lines.“
Do you know where your conductors are?
have your plan ready?
PLS-CADD is used by
nearly all the
transmission owners in the United States and Canada, and is
actively used in more than 100 countries by utilities, consultants,
fabricators, and contractors. Our ability to quickly produce
accurate answers to these questions has made Power Line Systems the
industry standard for overhead line design and analysis.
Use the latest in data acquisition technology for
modeling overhead lines; LiDAR. We work with the leading
LiDAR providers to develop tools that easily transform the
mass point-cloud data into useful line ratings.
PLS-CADD’s finite element sag and tension
can match real world surveyed conductor positions when
ruling span approximations simply can’t!
October 7 2010
NERC Recommendation to Industry
of Actual Field Conditions in Determination of Facility
“...Discrepancies exist between the design and actual
field conditions of transmission facilities, including
transmission conductor locations.”
PLS-CADD will utilize LiDAR to accurately
model your lines
and accurately predict the loaded positions
using accepted engineering principals of conductor behavior.
This will provide you security in the knowledge that you can
report compliance to NERC with confidence. NERC is the North
American Electric Reliability Corporation.
Are you using PLS-CADD? NERC
suggests you do!